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Canon
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Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
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1/200 second
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F/8.0
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60 mm
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100
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May 24, 2009, 12:15:16 PM
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Tokay gecko defence by AngiWallace Tokay gecko defence by AngiWallace
This Tokay gecko (scientific name Tokay tokay) is opening its mouth in defence as it feels threatened.
Tokay geckos are one of the more aggressive geckos, often known as the bulldog of geckos ;). Its rare that you can approach them without the gaping like this , both as a defence and to scare of predators. The frequently bite, so dont make for the best pet if you want to handle your lizard. They are skittish and move extremely fast, so are more suited as a pet that you observe rather than handle.
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RowdyRocks909 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
They are sooo pretty, I wish they didn't have such a bad attitude so I could keep one. Lol.
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
they love bright colors
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Drax254 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your right Tokays arent good for new lizard owners, Bearded dragons, Leopard geckos and Crested Gecko are the best lizard pet for any new lizard owner.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome capture! :)
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christyrenee Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I'd know that gape anywhere! lol My tokay was as fierce as they come! :) Wonderful shot.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
:rofl: Not a happy camper! :lol: They are beautiful geckos but definitely not for the faint of hearted! Good shot too.:)
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AngiWallace Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks, I just love their attitude ;)
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
I do too.:) I think it's one of the things that I love about any herptile. No matter how "tame" they may seem they all have a "tokay gecko" attitude that they can switch on at any moment. It's that, that any herp keeper has to always keep in the back of their heads.
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python575 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010   Photographer
love tokay geckos, had 4 of them as pets, but they are mean
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meihua Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
What was it being threatened by? Does your camera look like a predator? :giggle:
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